Guilt-Free Single-Serve Coffee

by Mike Hunter

Offering coffee lovers a new option for the office break room, startup Steeped, Inc. has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the nation. Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly ground specialty coffee in a single-serving. And testimonials indicate it’s barista-approved, tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste. The Steeped Coffee brand is available in five roasts: light, medium, dark, French roast, and a single-origin Swiss Water Process decaf.

Steeped Coffee launched when serial entrepreneur and coffee lover Josh Wilbur decided to combine the convenience of a single-serving brew method with the premium quality of ethically sourced coffee. Wilbur wanted to redeem the environmental dilemma created by wasteful coffee pods. Happy to do the math, Wilbur points out over 10 billion unrecyclable pods accumulate in landfills each year – enough to wrap around the earth more than 110 times if placed side-by-side. Moreover, each type of pod depends on expensive and often moldy brewing machines, which are also unrecyclable. 

It took Wilbur seven years to innovate the proprietary Steeped Coffee system that delivers fresh roasted, pre-portioned, precision ground, micro batched coffee in customized, non-GMO, Full Immersion Filters that regulate ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out. “Premium coffee roasters have shied away from offering their specialty beans in single-serve packaging because it’s been nearly impossible to keep ground coffee fresh, which quickly ruins the taste,” said Wilbur. “With our Nitro Sealed bags, oxygen is replaced with nitrogen, so the coffee stays fresh as if it was ground moments ago.”

Steeped, Inc., based in Santa Cruz, California, is a B-Corp (Benefit Corporation) focused on Purpose Beyond Profits. Steeped is focused on every detail from farm to cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, quality, ethically sourced, and sustainably packaged products available. 

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